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Myths of the Norsemen

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The great Norse sagas are full of magic and heroic deeds. Odin's wanderings, Thor's hammer, the death of Bakkur, the vision of Ragnarok - tales which have been told since time immemorial - are given a fresh life in this version, written as one continuous exciting adventure story. With a brilliant introduction by Guardian Children's Fiction prize-winner, Michelle Paver. Puffin Classics contain additional endnotes for children including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.

Myths of the Norsemen

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Myths of the Norsemen: From the Eddas and Sagas by H.A. Guerber. A collection of myths that tell of the creation of the world, the deeds of such gods and heroes as Odin, Thor and Siegfried, the machinations of the evil Loki, and more. Entertaining and readable, these tales present the ancient Germanic and Scandinavian myths that have helped shape literature. H. A. Geuerber's The Myths of the Norsemen is a classic collection of stories retold from Norse mythology. Beginning with the Norse myth of creation and following through the sagas of more than twenty gods, heroes and villains, The Myths of the Norsemen recounts the rich mythological tradition of the Norse people. Of the more familiar characters in this collection one might immediately recognize the stories of Odin and Thor. These stories are brought together with less familiar Norse myths. Readers both young and old will delight in these classic tales of adventure and fantasy.

Myths of the Norsemen

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Norsemen had a strong tradition of gods, rituals, and myths. Readers will discover more about the Norse: how they lived, where they lived, and what they did. The book explores how the stories and myths affected the culture of the Norse peoples, and how the cultures in turn affected the stories that pulled them together.

Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas

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Myths and Sagas of the North: All you need to know about Thor, Odin, Sigurd, Forseti and all the other important gods and goddesses of Norse and Germanic Mythology! You'll be fascinated: "Myths of the Norsemen" tells the exciting story of our world from the creation to the End of Days, and it also features descriptions of all of the Norse and Scandinavian gods. Why you'll love it: It's the most exciting and thorough book about Norse Mythology, including the Sigurd saga, the Thor legend, and how Odin lost his eye. The stories. The gods. The myths: + Odin + Thor + Loki + Sigurd + Heimdall + Forseti + Frigga + Uller + Vidar + Freya + Idun + The Elves + The Giants + Valhalla and many more!

Myths of the Norsemen

Author : H a Guerber
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Although the Aryan inhabitants of Northern Europe are supposed by some authorities to have come originally from the plateau of Iran, in the heart of Asia, the climate and scenery of the countries where they finally settled had great influence in shaping their early religious beliefs, as well as in ordering their mode of living.The grand and rugged landscapes of Northern Europe, the midnight sun, the flashing rays of the aurora borealis, the ocean continually lashing itself into fury against the great cliffs and icebergs of the Arctic Circle, could not but impress the people as vividly as the almost miraculous vegetation, the perpetual light, and the blue seas and skies of their brief summer season. It is no great wonder, therefore, that the Icelanders, for instance, to whom we owe the most perfect records of this belief, fancied in looking about them that the world was originally created from a strange mixture of fire and ice.Northern mythology is grand and tragical. Its principal theme is the perpetual struggle of the beneficent forces of Nature against the injurious, and hence it is not graceful and idyllic in character, like the religion of the sunny South, where the people could bask in perpetual sunshine, and the fruits of the earth grew ready to their hand.It was very natural that the dangers incurred in hunting and fishing under these inclement skies, and the suffering entailed by the long cold winters when the sun never shines, made our ancestors contemplate cold and ice as malevolent spirits; and it was with equal reason that they invoked with special fervour the beneficent influences of heat and light.

Myths of the Norsemen

Author : H A (Hélène Adeline) Guerber
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Over the centuries, Northern mythology has exerted much influence on Western customs, language, and literature. Its principal theme of the perpetual struggle of the beneficent forces of nature against the injurious, and its twin characteristics of dark tragedy and grim humor, tinge much European literature and music, most notably Wagner's Ring Cycle.In this volume, a noted scholar of myth and folklore has assembled a rich collection of Northern mythology as preserved in the Eddas and sagas of Iceland. These are perhaps the purest versions of the original myths, thanks to the island's remoteness and lack of contact with outside influences. Both grand and tragical, the age-old tales tell of the creation of the world; the heroic deeds of such gods and heroes as Odin, Thor, and Siegfried; the machinations of the evil Loki; the fantastical adventures of giants, dwarfs, and elves; the twilight of the gods; and much else. Sixty-four marvelous, atmospheric illustrations add an additional dimension of charm.In this convenient, reliable edition, Myths of the Norsemen offers not only hours of reading entertainment but also valuable insights into the nature and meaning of myth and how it constitutes part of the deep and ancient wellspring of Western culture.

Myths of the Norsemen from the Eddas and Sagas Complete with 75 Original and Classics Illustrated

Author : H. A. Guerber
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The prime importance of the rude fragments of poetry preserved in early Icelandic literature will now be disputed by none, but there has been until recent times an extraordinary indifference to the wealth of religious tradition and mythical lore which they contain.The long neglect of these precious records of our heathen ancestors is not the fault of the material in which all that survives of their religious beliefs is enshrined, for it may safely be asserted that the Edda is as rich in the essentials of national romance and race-imagination, rugged though it be, as the more graceful and idyllic mythology of the South. Neither is it due to anything weak in the conception of the deities themselves, for although they may not rise to great spiritual heights, foremost students of Icelandic literature agree that they stand out rude and massive as the Scandinavian mountains. They exhibit "a spirit of victory, superior to brute force, superior to mere matter, a spirit that fights and overcomes." "Even were some part of the matter of their myths taken from others, yet the Norsemen have given their gods a noble, upright, great spirit, and placed them upon a high level that is all their own." "In fact these old Norse songs have a truth in them, an inward perennial truth and greatness. It is a greatness not of mere body and gigantic bulk, but a rude greatness of soul."The introduction of Christianity into the North brought with it the influence of the Classical races, and this eventually supplanted the native genius, so that the alien mythology and literature of Greece and Rome have formed an increasing part of the mental equipment of the northern peoples in proportion as the native literature and tradition have been neglected.Undoubtedly Northern mythology has exercised a deep influence upon our customs, laws, and language, and there has been, therefore, a great unconscious inspiration flowing from these into English literature. The most distinctive traits of this mythology are a peculiar grim humour, to be found in the religion of no other race, and a dark thread of tragedy which runs throughout the whole woof, and these characteristics, touching both extremes, are writ large over English literature.But of conscious influence, compared with the rich draught of Hellenic inspiration, there is little to be found, and if we turn to modern art the difference is even more apparent.This indifference may be attributed to many causes, but it was due first to the fact that the religious beliefs of our pagan ancestors were not held with any real tenacity. Hence the success of the more or less considered policy of the early Christian missionaries to confuse the heathen beliefs, and merge them in the new faith, an interesting example of which is to be seen in the transference to the Christian festival of Easter of the attributes of the pagan goddess Eástre, from whom it took even the name. Northern mythology was in this way arrested ere it had attained its full development, and the progress of Christianity eventually relegated it to the limbo of forgotten things. Its comprehensive and intelligent scheme, however, in strong contrast with the disconnected mythology of Greece and Rome, formed the basis of a more or less rational faith which prepared the Norseman to receive the teaching of Christianity, and so helped to bring about its own undoing.

The Mythology of the Norsemen Illustrated

Author : Hélène Adeline Guerber
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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "The prime importance of the rude fragments of poetry preserved in early Icelandic literature will now be disputed by none.""Myths of the Norsemen" is a collection of Northern myths and legends as preserved in the Eddas and Sagas of Iceland. These stories presented here are probably the purest versions of the original myths.Contents:The BeginningOdinFriggaThorTyrBragiIdunNiördFreyFreyaUllerForsetiHeimdallHermodVidarValiThe Norns The ValkyrsHelÆgir Balder Loki The Giants The Dwarfs The Elves The Sigurd Saga The Frithiof Saga The Twilight of the Gods Greek and Northern Mythologies—A Comparison

Myths of the Pagan North

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An engaging account of the world of the Vikings and their gods.

Myths of the Norsemen

Author : Hélène Adeline Guerber
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Myths of the Norsemen from the Eddas and Sagas by H A Guerber

Author : H. Guerber
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Helene Adeline Guerber (1859-1929[1]), better known as H. A. Guerber, was a British historian most well known for her written histories of Germanic mythology.Her most well known work is Myths of the Norsemen: From the Eddas and Sagas (George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd., London, 1908).Other histories by Guerber include The Myths of Greece & Rome (London, George G Harrap & Co, 1908), Legends of the Rhine (A.S. Barnes & Co., New York, 1895; new edition 1905),[2] Stories of the Wagner Opera, The Book of the Epic, The Story of the Chosen People, The Story of the Greeks, The Story of the Romans, Legends of the Middle Ages, The Story of the Renaissance and Reformation, The Story of the Thirteen Colonies, and The Story of the Great Republic.

Penguin Readers Starter Level Myths of the Norsemen

Author : Roger Lancelyn Green
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Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. Come into the world of the vikings. The gods and giants are enemies. Loki's mother is a goddess but his father is a giant. Is he the gods' friend or is he their enemy? They don't know...

Myths of the Norsemen

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Myths of the Norsemen from the Eddas and Sagas

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Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas Viking Mythology and Gods of the North Illustrated Edition of the Edda

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Myths and Sagas of the North: All you need to know about Thor, Odin, Sigurd, Forseti and all the other important gods and goddesses of Norse and Germanic Mythology! You'll be fascinated: "Myths of the Norsemen" tells the exciting story of our world from the creation to the End of Days, and it also features descriptions of all of the Norse and Scandinavian gods. Why you'll love it: It's the most exciting and thorough book about Norse Mythology, including the Sigurd saga, the Thor legend, and how Odin lost his eye. The stories. The gods. The myths: ✔ Odin ✔ Thor ✔ Loki ✔ Sigurd ✔ Heimdall ✔ Forseti ✔ Frigga ✔ Uller ✔ Vidar ✔ Freya ✔ Idun ✔ The Elves ✔ The Giants ✔ Valhalla and many more!

Myths of the Norsemen from the Eddas and Sagas

Author : H. A. Guerber
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Undoubtedly Northern mythology has exercised a deep influence upon our customs, laws, and language, and there has been, therefore, a great unconscious inspiration flowing from these into English literature. The most distinctive traits of this mythology are a peculiar grim humour, to be found in the religion of no other race, and a dark thread of tragedy which runs throughout the whole woof, and these characteristics, touching both extremes, are writ large over English literature.

Myths of the Norsemen Illustrated Edition

Author : Hélène Adeline Guerber
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"The prime importance of the rude fragments of poetry preserved in early Icelandic literature will now be disputed by none." "Myths of the Norsemen" is a collection of Northern myths and legends as preserved in the Eddas and Sagas of Iceland. These stories presented here are probably the purest versions of the original myths. Contents: The Beginning Odin Frigga Thor Tyr Bragi Idun Niörd Frey Freya Uller Forseti Heimdall Hermod Vidar Vali The Norns The Valkyrs Hel Ægir Balder Loki The Giants The Dwarfs The Elves The Sigurd Saga The Frithiof Saga The Twilight of the Gods Greek and Northern Mythologies—A Comparison

The Norsemen Myths Legends

Author : Hélène Adeline Guerber
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Hammer of Thor Norse Mythology and Legends Special Edition

Author : H. A. Guerber
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Many Norse stories were introduced to the world for the first time by H.A. Guerber in "Myths of the Norsemen" in 1909. Borrowing from this and other classic sources, "Hammer of Thor - Norse Mythology and Legends" contains more than two dozen bold and exciting myths and legends from Norse mythology, with the original sketched illustrations from the first edition of Guerber's "Myths of the Norsemen." This special edition begins with the Norse legend of creation and ends with a comparison between Norse and Greek mythology. Between, scores of larger than life heroes jump out of the pages to boast of their glorious adventures and achievements. Roam the lands of the realm of Asgard, in the company of the greatest heroes to ever populate the heavens. Follow the mighty Thor, in the complete saga of his adventures, as he smites his enemies with his fearsome hammer. Bow to King Odin, wise and feared leader of the Norse gods. Then skulk along darkened passages with Loki, the most mischievous of the gods. Claim your honor before the coming of Ragnarok, when the mighty leave this world behind to claim their ultimate reward."

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